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Not just opium, Afghanistan biggest producer of Hashish: UN

Last Updated: Thursday, April 01, 2010, 23:40

Afghanistan the world`s biggest producer of opium is also a major cultivator of cannabis, a narcotic plant from which dreaded drug `hasish` is made, according to a UN survey.

Scientists crack opium poppy`s genetic code

Last Updated: Monday, March 15, 2010, 08:48

Researchers have discovered the genes that allow the opium poppy to make codeine and morphine, according to a new study.

Afghan`s opium cultivation may decline this year: UN

Last Updated: Friday, February 12, 2010, 12:26

The UN drug and crime division has in a new report found that Afghanistan`s opium cultivation has stabilised and its production could decline this year.

Chemicals, opium seeds worth Rs 8 crore seized

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 18:13

Four suspected smugglers were arrested with chemicals and opium seeds worth over Rs eight crore in separate operations, police said on Tuesday.

Myanmar rebels grow more opium to buy arms: Report

Last Updated: Monday, December 14, 2009, 12:02

Ethnic groups in northeastern Myanmar have stepped up opium cultivation to buy weapons to defend themselves against possible attacks by the country`s military, a United Nations report said on Monday.

Afghan opium has devastating global impact: UN

Last Updated: Thursday, October 22, 2009, 10:42

Afghan opium is unleashing a "devastating" impact across the world, according to a new UN report, funding the Taliban and other terror groups and killing thousands in consumer countries.